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$13,981
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172
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 21 2015 6:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

Are You a Fronana Fronatic?

Fronana is an all-natural, frozen treat that we make out of bananas. It has all of the creamy deliciousness of ice cream without any dairy, added sugar, artificial ingredients or preservatives. It's simply bananas and other fresh fruits and spices. Fronana is totally vegan, totally paleo, totally gluten free, totally healthy, and, best of all, totally delicious!


Be a delicious part of history: pledge to help us open a shop downtown!

Actual Photo of Fronana Flavors. Yes, it tastes as good as it looks.
Actual Photo of Fronana Flavors. Yes, it tastes as good as it looks.

Fronana started with a craving in my kitchen. I had decided to live a healthier lifestyle, but couldn’t give up ice cream. What I would discover about bananas was nothing short of magical. Seriously, Bananas into ice cream? you can’t explain that.

But it’s not ice cream. 

Watch out! You're about to drool on your keyboard.
Watch out! You're about to drool on your keyboard.

Fronana has all the creamy texture that we love about ice cream and the mouthwatering taste of delicious, juicy, fresh fruit. It has none of the stuff that make ice cream bad for you, yet tons of stuff that make Fronana great, like natural vitamins, fiber, and electrolytes.

At first, I was just making it for myself. One day I shared it with a friend, then I was taking it to parties and the office and before I knew it, the response was incredible.

So last summer, on National Ice Cream Day, I launched this cart in Dayton, OH.

The Early Days - Fronana at the Vandalia Farmer's Market
The Early Days - Fronana at the Vandalia Farmer's Market

As it turns out, people can’t get enough. And the number one thing they ask is "where can I get more?" And until now, the only answer to that question was, "right here, at my cart." And the only place you can find it, or anything like it in the whole world is right here, in Dayton, OH.

BUT we need your help! Right now the only way you can get Fronana is by the scoop from the FronanaMobile, which is pretty cool, but not enough to meet demand and only limited to fairs and festivals.

And we want to share it with you!

We literally make it one pint at a time and we cannot keep up with demand. We need your help to take the cart and production to the next level.

"One pint at a time"
"One pint at a time"

We need your help to raise $25,000 to launch the Fronana Parlor and Creamery.

This will help us increase production capacity to support making pints for sale at local grocery stores, and more flavor options on the FronanaMobile which means we can bring you more Fronana at more fairs and festivals!

Briana Snyder Photography
Briana Snyder Photography

The Parlor will be a throwback to the scoop shops of yesteryear with modern flair. We envision the shop feeling clean and inviting and being a gathering place to enjoy Fronana with friends.

Your support will help offset the cost to build out our commercial kitchen space. We need to purchase commercial appliances like a food processor, mixer, Fronana maker, blast freezer, and dipping cabinet!

The blast freezer is $12,000 alone and a critical part of making Fronana available in grocery stores. With all frozen things, the faster it freezes, the better. It helps preserve the texture of Fronana by preventing ice crystals from forming. The Freezer takes it down to -40*F in just 10 minutes. This also helps it survive the trip to the grocery store in a hot truck without melting. 

Are You a Fronana Fronatic?
Are You a Fronana Fronatic?

Enough about US Let's talk about YOU

We hope you are as excited about Fronana as we are! And if you are, show us some love and make a pledge! The Team of Highly Trained Fronana Monkeys has been hard at work designing awesome stuff for you. Some are limited release and we’ll be releasing new reward levels throughout the campaign, so stay tuned!

- For a limited time, the Bronze level comes with the Awesome Dayton Banana Skyline shirt! There are only 40 so get one quick!

Fronana - the newest edition to the Dayton skyline
Fronana - the newest edition to the Dayton skyline

- The Silver level includes everything from the Bronze level PLUS a custom, handmade Fronana Pint COOZIE. It’s a coozie for your Fronana, Shaped like a Banana that keeps your ‘nana Fro and not your Fingers! There are only 20 of these in existence and the only place you can get them is right here!

- The Golden Bowtie level is next! This is where it gets really awesome. At Fronana we like to dress up and we like to party. So don your Golden Bow Tie and come to the Fronana Creamery Launch Ribbon Cutting Extravaganza! You’ll get a personal behind the scenes tour of the Creamery at this classy party and be among the first people to enjoy Fronana in it's new home!

Briana Snyder Photography
Briana Snyder Photography

- If you like to party, then the Platinum Banana level is for you. We’ll throw a private Fronana Social for you and 20 of your friends. You name the time and the place and we’ll be there!

- If you REALLY like to party, then we’re here to make it awesome! At the Diamond Banana Level, we’ll throw a private Fronana Social for you and 50 of your friends! Plus everyone will get to take home a pint of their favorite flavor! Not to mention, you get everything from the Golden Bow Tie level!

- Do you want an inside look at how we make Fronana everyday? At the Donkey Kong level, we’re not monkeyin’ around. We’ll teach you how to make Fronana and then spend a day in the Creamery concocting a new, delicious, never before seen flavor to feature in the shop complete with your personal touch and branding!

- This Sh*t is Bananas: The King Kong Level reward is the Crème de la banana crème. The Fronana Man himself will personally fly to wherever you live with everything he needs to make Fronana on the go and make you Fronana personally in your house. You’ll see firsthand how nano-batch Fronana is made and you’ll get to keep all the delicious flavors you want!

So, whether you'd like a scoop, a pint, or a party, Fronana is here for you.

Are You a Fronana Fronatic?
Are You a Fronana Fronatic?

And we hope that you'd like to be here for Fronana, too! Thank you!

Lets stay in touch! Find us on facebook and follow us on twitter and instagram! ( Facebook.com/fronanaforlife, @fronanaforlife, #fronanaforlife)

Risks and challenges

Starting a business from scratch is not without its risks, but we wouldn't be at this point if we weren't ready to handle them!

Potential risks include:
Finding the right equipment for making Fronana
- We have done extensive research on methods for scaling up the production of Fronana and believe we know what we need to do it. We will not have to reinvent the Ice cream maker or the banana to scale up Fronana.

We can't find a place to make it.
- We have a few places lined up in case our first choice falls through. In the worst case,we'll keep making it at the Food Fort in Columbus until we find a suitable location, but that shouldn't need to happen. We should be moving into our permanent location by the end of May.

We can't find the right people to help make Fronana awesome.
- The first few hires at a start up are critical to the company's success. They can make or break a company. Finding and hiring the right people for the job who will portray the image of fun professionalism that Fronana is all about is one of our top priorities as we move forward with the scoop shop.

A catastrophic disease wipes out the world's remaining banana trees!
- Oh, no! Luckily, we have a secret lab with a perfectly controlled atmosphere with a secret stash of enough bananas to tide everyone over until our Top Scientists create a new Super Banana that can fight back! (As long as they're not too busy keeping the highly trained monkeys at bay)

Planet of the Apes becomes reality
- We will help fight back! We will lull the apes with our banana treat and regain what is ours! Actually, that doesn't sound like a risk at all; we welcome apes of all shapes!

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    Thank you so much for your support! You're our newest Fronana Fronatic! Look to the website for a personal shout out! You'll also be added to the e-mailing list so you can follow our progress!

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    Welcome to the club! We'll thank you on site and mail you a sticker and the exclusive Fronana Fronatics Frequent Flyer card!

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    Aye, 'Ere's a pint with yer name on it!
    All the benefits of a $5 pledge plus a pint of your favorite Fronana flavor when you stop by.

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    Ticket for the Soft Opening

    We will have a soft opening the first week of June (maybe even the last week of May).

    You'll get to be one of the first people in the door, plus you'll get a pint to take home at the end!
    There will be three days with three sessions each day. We will send out more info after the kickstarter ends.

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    Bronze Level
    How about a Pint, a sticker, the FF card, a shout out
    PLUS
    - ...and the super comfy, limited edition Fronana and Dayton skyline T-shirt!

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    The Flavor of the Month Club Tier 1:

    1 Skinny Dip every month for a year!
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    Everything from the $20 Pledge!
    a sticker, the FF card, a shout out and a Pint of your choice!
    That's a $56 value!

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    Ladies V-Neck!
    This one's for the girls! You'll get a fun Fronana sticker, the Fonana Fronatic Frequest Flyer card, a Shout out
    AND the super comfy, limited edition Fronana v-neck!

    It's super cute, so you'll want to wear it all the time
    PLUS It's soft, jersey-knit, 100% cotton and cut just the way a t-shirt should be, so you'll never want to take it off!

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    Silver Level
    All the awesome benefits of a bronze Level pledge!
    PLUS
    - ... and a custom, PINT COOZIE.
    It's a Coozie.
    That looks like a banana.
    For a Pint of Fronana.
    So your 'nanas stay Fro, but not your fingers!
    Awesome!

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    The Flavor of the Month Club Tier 2:

    1 Double Dip every month for a year!
    Plus everything from the Bronze Level:
    - the FF card
    - a sticker
    - a shout out
    - a Pint of your choosing!
    - ...and the super comfy, limited edition Fronana and Dayton skyline T-shirt!

    That's a $100!

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    The Golden Bow Tie Level
    Don your GOLDEN BOW TIE (like the Fronana Man himself) and attend the exclusive Fronana Creamery Launch Extravaganza!
    You'll get a private behind the scenes tour of the Fronana Creamery, where the magic happens!
    At this private party, we'll unveil a few of our newest, most delicious flavors, and you get to be the first to enjoy them!

    Plus you'll get all the awesome stuff from the Silver Level Pledge!

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    The Flavor of the Month Club Tier 3:

    One PINT every month for a year!
    PLUS everything from the SILVER level!
    - the FF card
    - a sticker
    - a shout out
    - a Pint of your choosing!
    - Fronana and Dayton skyline T-shirt!
    - The FronanaCone Coozie! It keeps your Fronana fro' and your feeling in your fingers!

    That's a $180 value!

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    The Golden Bow Tie Level #2

    Don your GOLDEN BOW TIE (like the Fronana Man himself) and attend the exclusive Fronana Creamery Launch Extravaganza!
    You'll get a private behind the scenes tour of the Fronana Creamery, where the magic happens!
    At this private party, we'll unveil a few of our newest, most delicious flavors, and you get to be the first to enjoy them!

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    Platinum Banana Level
    Private catered Fronana Extravaganza for you and 20 of your friends! We will bring the FronanaMobile to the location of your choosing full of the flavors of your choosing!

    PLUS all of the awesome benefits of a Gold Level Pledge!

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    Diamond Banana Level
    Private catered Fronana Extravaganza for you and 50 of your friends!

    Your party goers will get each get a pint of Fronana to take home at the end!

    And you'll get everything from the Gold level!

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    Donkey Kong Level
    This exclusive package is a one of a kind experience: Create your own Fronana flavor in our state of the art Fronana Creamery! You'll spend the day learning the craft of fine Fronana making. By the end of the day we'll create an amazing new flavor that includes your personal touch and branding!

    We'll top it off with everything from the Gold level pledge!

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    King Kong Level
    This exclusive package is a one of a kind experience: The Fronana Man will personally fly out to your house to make you Fronana in your Kitchen. He will bring everything he needs to recreate a True Fronana experience and you will get to keep and enjoy all the Fronana you like.

    "This one's for you, Grandma!"

    We'll top it off with everything from the Gold level pledge!

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Funding period

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